Associate Pastor


Desiring God Community Church

Charlotte, NC 

The new pastor will begin as a full-time associate pastor, with the intention of his becoming senior pastor when Coty Pinckney, the planting pastor in 2003, transitions to part-time associate pastor. We expect this transition to happen by the end of 2022.

Applicants will agree enthusiastically with the DGCC core values and Statement of Faith Governing Teaching. The resources linked in the topical index on the website give a yet broader view of the teaching of the church on a variety of issues.

DGCC is a church with Cross Cultural Missions at its core, not simply as a program. We value being “a church of the nations, with ministries to the nations in Charlotte and around the world.” We presently have a Swahili service each Sunday afternoon following the English service. DGCC has about 60 adult members; around 50 non-members attend the Swahili service.

In addition to the usual pastoral responsibilities of the ministry of the Word, prayer, pastoral care, counseling, and vision-casting, DGCC would especially benefit from a pastor with skills in helping translate vision into practice. Candidates will be elder-qualified according to 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1, and well-trained in theology, biblical exposition, and language. They will be eager to serve on an elder team that works harmoniously for the glory of God and the good of the church. We value experience serving as an elder, but may choose to consider especially strong candidates without such experience.

Desiring God Church is part of the Treasuring Christ Together Network, and the new pastor will have significant involvement in the network. After the congregation votes to call the pastor, he will be assessed by the network, and network resources will be available to assist him in becoming more and more what God intends him to be.

Interested persons seeking more information prior to applying are welcome to email [email protected] We also encourage applicants to inform us via email of your interest prior to completing the application.

Applications ( should be received by March 10.